Definitions for connoisseurˌkɒn əˈsɜr, -ˈsʊər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•nois•seurˌkɒn əˈsɜr, -ˈsʊər(n.)

  1. a person esp. competent to pass critical judgments in an art or in matters of taste.

  2. a discerning judge of the best in any field.

Origin of connoisseur:

1705–15; < F; OF conoiseor=con(n)ois-, s. of conoistre to know, recognize

con`nois•seur′ship(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. connoisseur, cognoscente(noun)

    an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts

Wiktionary

  1. connoisseur(Noun)

    A specialist of a given field whose opinion is valued; especially in one of the fine arts, or in a matter of taste

  2. Origin: Around 1705–1715, from connoisseur, from the verb connoître (obsolete pre-1835 spelling of connaître).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Connoisseur(noun)

    one well versed in any subject; a skillful or knowing person; a critical judge of any art, particulary of one of the fine arts

Freebase

  1. Connoisseur

    A connoisseur is a person who has a great deal of knowledge about the fine arts, cuisines, or an expert judge in matters of taste. In many areas the term now has an air of pretension, and may be used in a partly ironic sense, but in the art trade connoisseurship remains a crucial skill for the identification and attribution to individual artists of works, where documentary evidence of provenance is lacking. The situation in the wine trade is similar, for example in assessing the potential for ageing in a young wine through wine tasting.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

connoisseur(noun)

an expert judge of eg art, music, wine etc

Let him choose the wine; – he's the connoisseur.

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